Tuesday, 12 July 2016

World's 100 highest paid celebrities: Taylor Swift tops


Singer Taylor Swift has topped this year's Forbes list of the world's 100 highest paid celebrities, earning $170 million mainly thanks to her hugely successful "1989" world tour.

The "Shake It Off" singer, 26, came ahead of boy band One Direction, currently on a break, who took second place with $110 million.

"The pop superstar smashed the Rolling Stones' North American touring record, grossing $200 million on the continent en route to a quarter-billion dollars in total for her 1989 World Tour," Forbes said in a statement.

With earnings of $95 million, American author James Patterson came in third. U.S. television personality Dr Phil McGraw and Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo were tied fourth with earnings of $88 million, the magazine said.

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